The toxic newsroom

The newsroom is changing, but it is still extremely toxic. As I am writing this, I am feeling every bit of the pain to be an Asian minority, an international student and a woman in a predominantly white male industry. I feel angry but mostly helpless because how slow the world is changing, how I […]

Guest lecturer speaks on foreign service

Dave Harden, a former senior U.S. diplomat with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), spoke to Brandeis students on his international experience at an event held on Oct. 28. Harden presented not geopolitical analysis, but past stories of his that be believed would help shape and expand student’s knowledge about the world. “This […]

Zooming through the first year

I was really excited about college when it first started, but after over a month of virtual school, I feel more like a senior than a freshman. My back is sore, my eyes are tired and I feel like a sloth, needing to sleep most of the day when my brain is hyper-awake at night […]

Panelists discuss combating COVID-19 together

Panelists discussed the economics of the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to global organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations (UN) and the World Bank in a webinar on March 24. Olaf Unteroberdörster MS ’98, Ph.D ’98, a Brandeis international business school alumnus and division chief at the International Monetary Fund, Elida Reci MA […]

The swimming pool

Prior to landing, I strived to live as a responsible, aware civilian abroad who standardized my thoughts and actions to high, active social engagements anywhere I go, though it’s been six years since I’ve lived full-time back home. Fear of the once-familiar, now-unknown home, I landed, peeked through the airplane windows and naturally viewed my […]